Leading economic indicators

In this Sept. 3, 2019 photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 17, 2019 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month. The Commerce Department said Thursday that overall housing starts...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo trader Mark Puetzer, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped lift the market, erasing modest losses from a day earlier...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 15, 2019 - 11:50 am
UnitedHealth Group raised its 2019 forecast and detailed another better-than-expected quarter Tuesday, but shares soared after company leaders mentioned next year's growth prospects. CEO David Wichmann told analysts it would be "reasonable and prudent" for them to set initial expectations for core...
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A man stretches in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. On Tuesday, shares are mixed in Asia after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% as it reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 15, 2019 - 6:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday as investors gauged the outlook for the U.S.-China trade dispute and looked to earnings reports from large banks. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4% to 12,537 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6% to 5,674. London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,185. In New...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, an investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 14, 2019 - 6:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global shares turned lower Monday after the U.S. and China announced a truce on tariff hikes but uncertainty remained over their wide-ranging economic dispute. London and Frankfurt declined and Wall Street was set for small losses on the open, while Asian markets largely closed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 11, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The S&P 500 finished with its first weekly gain in four weeks Friday as investors welcomed a thaw in the punishing trade war between the U.S. and China. After two days of negotiations in Washington, the U.S. agreed to suspend a planned hike in tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods that had...
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October 11, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Stocks closed sharply higher Friday as the U.S. and China reached a partial deal on trade and said they would continue negotiating. President Donald Trump agreed to suspend an increase in tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods due to kick in Oct. 15. In exchange, China agreed to boost purchases...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 11, 2019 - 3:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war, while oil prices spiked 2% after a rocket attack on an Iranian tanker. Market benchmarks in Frankfurt, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced, while London declined. Sentiments...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Gagliano works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 10, 2019 - 9:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Thursday as investors wait to see whether the U.S. and China make any progress in negotiations aimed at ending their ongoing trade war. The markets were encouraged by an early tweet from President Donald Trump saying that China wants to...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, photo, a man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mixed Thursday, Oct. 10, following broad gains on Wall Street as investors pondered mixed reports on the likelihood of progress in resolving the trade war between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 09, 2019 - 11:09 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday following broad gains on Wall Street as investors pondered mixed reports on the likelihood of progress in resolving the trade war between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3% to 21,509.54 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX...
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